Factors Impacting Participation In and Purchases Made by Members of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative
AbstractThe Oklahoma Food Cooperative (OFC) facilitates transactions between producers and consumers of locally-grown food items. Even with more than 3,000 members and roughly $1M in annual sales, the OFC still needs to establish its long-term sustainability. Both customer-members and supplier-members of the OFC were surveyed to determine the factors driving their current and continued participation in the cooperative.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas with number 98816.
Date of creation: 2011
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cooperative; local food movement; member communications; business sustainability; strategic planning; Agribusiness; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Marketing;
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